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DHL partners with MallforAfrica on a marketplace site focused exclusively on delivering African-Made products to the World

Marketplace Africa delivers the best of Africa to its global customers

DHL (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market. The site offers items from the continent’s most talented designers and artisans from a variety of…

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DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

E-commerce and fintech are Africa’s biggest opportunities for growth

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (www.dpDHL.com) has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex), which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 14th and 15th of March…

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DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

This will be the first time businesses in Africa can sell their locally manufactured products directly on eBay

Africans will now be able to sell their local products to customers in the US through an eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider recently announced its partnership with MallforAfrica (www.MallForAfrica.com), the award-winning global e-commerce company, which will facilitate selling of made-in-Africa…

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Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers

The report reveals that cross-border e-commerce offers aggregate growth rates not available in most other retail markets: cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020

Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020 Retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with…

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DHL Express makes global online shopping easier with On Demand Delivery in Sub Saharan Africa

On Demand Delivery is currently deployed in 6 markets across SSA – South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius & Tanzania, with plans to roll out to further countries in SSA throughout 2017

On Demand Delivery developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes  Flexible shipping options designed to enhance the customer experience for online shoppers DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)…

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Customer Satisfaction is More Important Than Ever During the Festive Season

During the festive season, a company’s top priority is to make sure that its platforms are effectively managed and prepared to deal with an increased influx of customers

The end of year festive season is almost upon us and for many businesses, especially those in the retail sector, this means the start of the peak activity period. In order to realize revenue targets, as well as offer a shopping experience that attracts a loyal following, it is imperative…

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Untapped Intra-Regional Trade Opportunities Key to boosting African Economies

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016 (1). Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014 - mainly stimulated by manufactured…

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Africa’s slight economic slowdown will not discourage investment, says DHL

Sub-Saharan Africa real GDP growth of +4% expected in 2016 - up from 2015

Over the past few years, Africa has been top of mind for foreign business investment, often referred to as one of the last frontiers for economic growth and development. However, given the recent economic downturn and headwinds that the continent is experiencing – is the region still offering opportunity to…

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Retailers should optimize supply chains to ensure customer satisfaction this festive season - DHL

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are key to client satisfaction, maximizing brand exposure and increasing revenue. Oliver Facey, Vice President of…

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Africa the ‘new China’ when it comes to appetite for retail

Significant opportunities for retail-focused businesses on the continent

The African continent is experiencing rapid retail expansion, and is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing(1).  A.T. Kearney’s 2015 Global Retail Development Index has listed Sub-Saharan Africa as the ‘big story’ for 2040, similar to that of China 30 years…